Pitzal: The Solar Glacier

Austria’s Pitztal Glacier, the country’s highest ski area, has built a solar farm The system, which was tested with a smaller facility last winter, will generate approximately 1,450,000kWh of power annually, energy equivalent to the needs of 380 to 420 households per year. This figure represents around a third of the ski centre’s energy requirements. […]

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Indoor Sunshine

An indoor snow centre in the Netherlands is going green, thanks to solar power A project to make one of the world’s largest indoor snow centres almost self-sufficient in their renewable energy needs has gone live. SnowWorld Landgraaf in the Netherlands, which has a number of indoor ski slopes up to 550m long, has had […]

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SkiWelt’s Free Fuel Initiative

Austria’s giant, the SkiWelt ski area, has announced its network of electric charging stations – located in the car parks at the base of its various lifts – will be further expanded for this coming season. SkiWelt will have nine charging points in operation, which are available for visitors to charge up their cars free of […]

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Introducing: the ski jacket made of sugar! One of the big battlegrounds between outdoor clothing manufacturers at the moment is who can be the most environmentally friendly. As such, the use of recycled or sustainable materials is becoming ever more popular with at least one manufacturer even suggesting people repair damaged gear rather than throw it away […]

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Cortina Announces ‘Green’ World Champs

Italy’s Cortina d’Ampezzo has announced that following the decision to award the 2021 Ski World Championships to the famous Italian resort, they will be building on the destination’s long tradition as venue for international sport events. The resort will do this by making important infrastructure investments, with a focus on renewable energy and sustainable development. […]

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Sunny California

A ski area in California will be going 100% solar this winter, it has been revealed Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski area in California has announced that all of its electricity will be purchased from Liberty Utilities’ nearby solar generation plant in Luning, Nevada, making the resort’s electricity supply 100% renewable. The move, which begins […]

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